School started yesterday for my kids. I can not believe how fast summer went by. I guess it would seeing as how busy we were this summer.
Kayla was supposed to do Extended School Year. ESY for her was going to be 4 days a week, 3 hrs a day, and 6 weeks. However, that was before our summer schedule fully materialized. When all was said and done she had 1 week of VBS, 2 out of town trips, 2 sleep-away camps, and 2 local camps - one of which was 2 weeks. There was also one more out of town trip, and one more week of camp, but both of those were after ESY ended anyway. When I looked at the calendar I realized she would only be in ESY for a total of 5-7 days, which weren't even consecutive. So she didn't go at all. I tried not to feel too guilty about that, because even though academics are important -and Kayla does need extra work in that area - so, too, is being a kid and enjoying your summer and life experiences.
So now Kayla is in 5th grade and Lucas is in 1st. They both knew some of the other students in their classes, so that was nice. It always help to go in to a new classroom and see some familiar faces!
This will be the last year that they are in the same school at the same time; and that makes me a little sad! Sometimes I wish they were a little closer in age, but there are some things you just can't help. I can't believe Kayla will be in middle school next year and I'm trying really hard to NOT think about that right now...and to just enjoy this last year of elementary school! It does my heart good to walk through the school with Kayla and hear so many other kids call out "Hi Kayla! Hey Kayla!" - often before she notices or says hi to them first.
Looking forward to a great year for both of them!